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Gorgeous Glamping Spots in Australia

For a glam getaway beneath the stars – these are the glamping spots to know about

For a glam getaway beneath the stars – these are the glamping spots to know about

With lush landscapes, beautiful beaches and a warm climate to boot, Australia is the perfect stomping ground for a weekend in the great outdoors. But when faced with the harsh reality of tent pegs, sleeping bags and embarrassing outdoor toilet stops, camping is all in all, a bit of an effort that some us just aren’t cut out for. So, for those who want to enjoy the wonders of the wilderness with a few luxe finishing touches, glamping offers the best of both worlds. From romantic countryside retreats to chic costal hideaways, we’ve whittled down the best glamping spots in Australia, to inspire your next glamorous outdoor adventure.

Paperbark Camp, NSW

Picture this. After strolling the white-sand beaches of Jervis Bay, you go back to your luxe canvas tent, where you hop in the rainforest shower or soak in the freestanding bath. You wrap yourself in a robe and watch the sunset from your private deck, before heading to the restaurant to feast on fresh fish and sip on local wine. That’s the perfect day at Paperbark Camp. A 2.5-hour drive from Sydney, it takes eco-chic to a whole new level.

571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia 

Longitude 131, NT

Make your visit to the Red Centre even more memorable with a stay at this safari-style resort. Each of its 16 luxury lodges is decked out with king-sized beds, bathrooms, and a balcony that overlooks Uluru itself. Once you’re done exploring, you can retreat to Longitude 131’s library, bar or day spa for an outback-inspired treatment, or indulge in a gourmet, four-course dinner under the starry sky at the Dune Top.

Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT

Karijini Eco Retreat, WA

The Karijini National Park is breathtakingly beautiful, with its dramatic gorges, waterfalls, bushland and red earth. Nestled amongst it all is this award-winning eco retreat. It offers a range of accommodation, including 40 deluxe tents kitted out with ensuites, luxe linens and wooden decks. Ask for the gourmet picnic basket, and set off on an adventurous day of hiking, chasing waterfalls and and swimming in the plunge pools.

Weano Road, Karijini National Park, WA

Taronga Zoo, NSW

For a safari that’s close to home, splash out on Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore package. The behind-the-scenes experience starts when the gates close for the day, when you’ll get to shadow a zookeeper and watch them feed and play with lions, tigers and snow leopards. After a delicious dinner, you’ll snuggle up in your safari tent – under an electric blanket, no less – and wake up to glittery views of the harbour.

Bradley’s Head Road, Mosman, NSW

Ikara Safari Camp, SA

If you’re looking for a couple’s glamping getaway, this is it. In the Flinders Ranges, Ikara’s tents are ready-made for romance, with plush king-sized beds, en suites, air-conditioning, timber decks and minibars stocked with South Australian wine. By day, explore the wilderness and caves marked with Aboriginal carvings, then snuggle up by your fire pit for sunset. For bonus points, book a scenic flight or 4WD tour package.
Wilpena Pound Road, Flinders Ranges

Top tip: For a similar vibe in the NT, check out Wildman Wilderness Lodge. Sitting on the Mary River Floodplains, it has safari-style tents, patios with fire pits and an alfresco restaurant.

Longitude 131
Longitude 131

Tandara Luxury Safari, NSW

Perched on a sandstone shelf in Lane Cove National Park, the views from Tandara make for very happy glampers. But that’s just the beginning. The stylish tents have hot tubs, double showers, and plasma TVs, plus decks with sun lounges and BBQs. The wilderness is literally on your doorstep, and you can wander it yourself or sign up for a wildlife tour to spot lorikeets, possums, sugar gliders and water dragons.

Lane Cove River Tourist Park, Plassey Rd, Macquarie Park, NSW

Top tip: A leisurely 2-hour drive from Canberra (or 3.5 from Sydney), The Escape is another quintessentially Aussie glamping experience. Its tent-inspired guesthouses sit on the banks of the Clyde River, and brekkie is delivered to your door every morning.

Nightfall, QLD

When peace and quiet is the aim of the getaway game, look into Nightfall. On the fringes of the World Heritage-Listed Lamington National Park (45 minutes from the Gold Coast), the rainforest retreat only has room for six guests at a time. Wilderness aside, its designer tents are Insta-worthy, with vintage tin baths, rainhead showers, low-hanging lanterns and roaring fireplaces. Come nightfall, you can tuck into an organic dinner and watch an outdoor movie.

3009 Christmas Creek Road, Lamington, QLD

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Bamarru Plains, NT

This  eco escape gives a new meaning to ‘going bush.’ Sitting on the outskirts of Kakadu National Park, Bamurru is a three-hour drive from Darwin – but trust us when we say it’s worth it. The glamp has nine bungalows, and attracts wildlife lovers and photographers who love watching the wallabies and water buffalos and sipping cocktails by the infinity pool.

Swim Creek Station, NT

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, WA

The outback meets the reef at Ningaloo, an underwater playground that’s home to hundreds of fish species. Sal Salis is a beachside bush glamp that’s all about barefoot luxury. There are 16 tents, including one family tent, and they feature creature comforts such as ensuites and timber beds. There’s a photo opp around every turn, but you’ll have to wait to post: there’s no WiFi here!

Yardie Creek Road, Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef, WA 

Wingtons Glaming, TAS

In the rolling hills of Tassie’s countryside, Wingtons lets you get up close and personal with nature while enjoying the luxe touches of a hotel, like Egyptian linen sheets, wood-burning fires, kitchens, BBQs, speakers and fluffy robes. It was inspired by the golden era of travel, and the team nailed the vibe. On your holiday, explore the Tamar River, crystal-clear beaches and bushwalking trails, or set off on the Tamar wine route.

41 Sunset Boulevard, Clarence Point, TAS 

Top tip: Speaking of wine regions… Mile End Glamping gives wine lovers a chance to glamp in WA’s Margaret River. Rather than tents, you’ll stay in a ‘geodesic dome’ with all the mod cons – plus a spa bath overlooking the countryside.